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Old 03-02-2010, 07:57 PM
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Picking up new h22 this week

First off I thought I'd let you guys hear this because its pretty weird..

I bought my prelude last year only for it to last a few months, turned out I got sold a lude with a swapped motor that didnt have anything close to the miles stated on the odometer and carfax.

I found a h22 on craigslist that Im picking up this week. I checked it out the other day, wrote down the vin number from the motor and it matches the vin number on my car!!

The guy Im buying it from got the motor with a lude he bought a while back, (not from the guy I bought my lude from) so theres atleast 2 degrees of seperation. weird huh?


Anyways my question is does anyone have any tips and advice on what I should do to the motor before I drop it in? Ive done some reading and decided I'm definitely going to replace the stock cam seal and probably put in a intake manifold gasket. Im obviously going to give everything a good cleaning but Im not sure what else to do? I want to get everything good on it while its out and easy to work on. Im mostly looking for reliability and longer life, but I wouldn't mind some easy hp gains. looking to spend a couple hundred for now but I have plenty of time to fix it up.

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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

wow thats fuking weird, what a small world hahahahha





timing and balancer belts, water pump, MANUAL TENSIONER CONVERSION!!!!!, front and rear main seals, front balancer shaft seal, cam seals, are all the highly recommended.


if you really wanted to (but don't have to, since you can do these easily with the motor in the car), oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, dizzy o-ring, oil cooler o-ring
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

wow dude that is seriously amazing. congrats. id probably clean up the block and everything, and do everything nick said
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

Thanks! exactly what I was looking for.

why is converting the tensioner to manual so important?
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

automatic tensioner has a tendency to ware out alot faster and its not fun when your timing belt is no longer working.
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

Bc AUTo tensioners tend to not last long and they start to go. And when the tensioner starts to go then your T-belt starts to go....and when your T-belt starts to go then eventually your motor will go and by that point ur fukked!!!

Best to jus go with a manual tensioner from the start to save getting any headaches in the future!!!
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

while the engine is out, get the clutch re-linned, all your short is to put the engine and gearbox into the car and find the clutch needs doing 1000 miles later

what twokex6coupe said is right
anything thats going to cost you on labour because the engine needs to come back out or partially stripped down, should be done now whilst its out of the car
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

Not to mention that the manual tensioner is also cheaper to do! They sell the kit for like $80 I think.
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

that is crazy. always a plus to have the original engine in your car though.
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that is crazy. always a plus to have the original engine in your car though.

my original engine is parted out all throughout the US, and i even sent the fuel banjo bolt to argentina!
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

Ok thanks guys I'll definitely look into converting the tensioner and the other suggestions. I got the motor today now I just have to find a lift lol. Anyone have a link to a site for all these parts?
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

Well I know I don't want a stock cam seal.. Are the other oem seals and gaskets good to use?
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Re: Picking up new h22 this week

if the motor is out u can take out the balance shaft that should give u a good amount of performance gains.
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